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Electric Daisy Carnival delays Las Vegas festival until 2021

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Festival-goers watch Dirtyphonics perform during night three of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Monday, May 20, 2019.
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The annual Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been postponed for a second time. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella announced Sunday on Instagram that EDC is now set for May 21-23, 2021.

The event that typically attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Las Vegas was previously pushed back to October 2-4, 2020. Although Rotella’s weekend post described called the latest change a postponement, it’s clearly a cancellation. Large-scale entertainment and events in Las Vegas are prohibited as the state continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus and most experts believe festivals like EDC won’t be able to return until next year at the earliest.

“We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas and another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols,” Rotella wrote. “Unfortunately … the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time.”

All EDC 2020 passes including Camp EDC and shuttles will be honored for the new 2021 dates, according to the post. Ticket buyers seeking a refund can do so at edclasvegas.com/verify and any tickets that became available will go back on sale August 6 at 10 a.m.

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